Skip to comments.Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests
Posted on 03/31/2014 1:09:05 PM PDT by BlueDragon
Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred.
The Antiquities Authority and police cooperated last Friday to arrest suspects who allegedly stole ornate stone ossuary burial chests, which were used by Jews in Israel during the Second Temple period roughly 2,000 years ago.
The suspects were caught while in possession of eleven ossuaries, some of them still containing skeletal remains.
The suspected grave robbers, who were arrested and brought in for questioning, came from the Arab village of Abadiyah in Judea, located near Bethlehem, as well as from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. They were caught while closing a deal to sell the ossuaries to Jewish merchants by the Hizma checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
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The bone remains were turned over to the Ministry of Religious Affairs for proper burial.
Antiquities robbery holds a five year jail sentence, while trafficking in antiquities holds a three year sentence. There have been numerous cases of Arab looters robbing antiquities from ancient graves in recent years.
The destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount by the Jordanian Waqf (Muslim Trust) has also been an ongoing problem plaguing the archaeological world in Israel.
Oh, those fun-loving moozlums!
Gamecock -- this is an "ossuary" ping.
How bad is it?
In Before The Indiana Jones Reference
The muzzies got there before Indie, this go 'round -- but never quite got away with the cash, after cashing in the
How many Pali's will now whine about how dog-gone (digging up bones?) unfair the Antiquities Authority is?
The suspected grave robbers, who were arrested and brought in for questioning, came from the Arab village of Abadiyah in Judea, located near Bethlehem, as well as from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. They were caught while closing a deal to sell the ossuaries to Jewish merchants by the Hizma checkpoint north of Jerusalem.See! I knew Jews were behind the whole thing. /sarc
They've been doing that for centuries.